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Patient Care Work Group   Maturity Level : 1 Informative Draft Use Context : Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/care-team-category
Version: 4.2.0
Name: CareTeamCategory
Title: Care Team category

Indicates the type of care team.

Committee: Patient Care Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.146 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.155 (for OID based terminology systems)

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Source Resource XML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

  • This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for CareTeamCategory Resource: CareTeam.category ( (CodeableConcept / Example )

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:

  • Include all these codes as defined in http://hl7.org/fhir/care-team-category Expansion This expansion generated 19 Apr 2017 This value set contains 6 concepts Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/care-team-category version 3.0.2 All codes from system http://hl7.org/fhir/care-team-category http://loinc.org
    Code Display
    Definition LA27975-4 Event-focused care team
    LA27976-2 event Event This type of team focuses on one specific type of incident, which is non-patient specific. The incident is determined by the context of use. For example, code Encounter-focused care team (code red, code blue, medical emergency treatment) or the PICC line team.
    LA27977-0 encounter Encounter This type of team focuses on one specific encounter. The encounter is determined by the context Episode of use. For example, during an inpatient encounter, the nutrition support care-focused care team
    LA27978-8 episode Episode This type of team focuses on one specific episode of care with a defined time period or self-limiting process (e.g. 10 visits). The episode of care is determined by the context of use. For example, a maternity Condition-focused care team over 9 months.
    LA28865-6 longitudinal Longitudinal Care Coordination This type of team focuses on overall care coordination managing one or more conditions across the continuum of care-coordination focused care ensuring there are smooth transitions of care. The members of the team are determined or selected by an individual or organization. When determined by an organization, the team may be assigned or based on the person's enrollment in a particular program. For example, disease management team or patient centered medical home team.
    LA28866-4 condition Condition This type of team focuses on one specific condition. The condition is determined by the context of use. For example, a disease management Home & Community Based Services (HCBS)-focused care team focused on one condition (e.g. diabetes).
    LA27980-4 clinical-research Clinical Research This type of team is responsible for establishing, conducting, coordinating and monitoring the outcomes of clinical trials. The research-focused care team focuses on research, clinical
    LA28867-2 Public health-focused care and education. team


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